Day 1

NOVEMBER 15, 2018

THURSDAY

OPENING SESSION

BREAKFAST ***By Invitation Only***

7:30 AM

Capitol Hill, Rayburn HOB Room 2255

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OPENING SESSION

BREAKFAST ***By Invitation Only***


OPENING REMARKS


H.E. Riyad Insanally, Ambassador of Guyana

7:30 AM

Capitol Hill, Rayburn HOB Room 2255

ROUNDTABLE I

Trade and Investment Challenges and Opportunities in the Agribusiness Value Chain

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Capitol Hill, Rayburn HOB Room 2255

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ROUNDTABLE I

Trade and Investment Challenges and Opportunities in the Agribusiness Value Chain

The goal of this session is to bring together stakeholders to address the legislative and other issues facing agribusiness in the Caribbean. The conversation will include a focus on legislative and policy frameworks and initiatives that impact agribusiness trade and value chain development.


MODERATOR: Ambassador of Guyana

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Capitol Hill, Rayburn HOB Room 2255

ROUNDTABLE II

Enabling Infrastructure Challenges and Opportunities

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Capitol Hill, Rayburn HOB Room 2255

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ROUNDTABLE II

Enabling Infrastructure Challenges and Opportunities

This Roundtable will provide updates on policy, regulatory and technical issues impacting port and airport infrastructure relevant to the development of agribusiness trade in the Caribbean.


MODERATOR: Rep. Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Capitol Hill, Rayburn HOB Room 2255

LUNCH SESSION

Challenges & Opportunities in the Caribbean Industrial Hemp and Medical Marijuana Industries

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Capitol Hill, Rayburn HOB Room 2255

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LUNCH SESSION

Challenges & Opportunities in the Caribbean Industrial Hemp and Medical Marijuana Industries

This Roundtable will provide updates on policy and regulatory issues impacting on the development of these sectors in the Caribbean. 


MODERATOR: Oscar Spencer, ICS Board

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Capitol Hill, Rayburn HOB Room 2255

ROUNDTABLE III

Research & Development Innovations Enabling SMART Agribusiness Futures in the Caribbean

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Exec. Director for Caribbean Boardroom 11th Floor

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ROUNDTABLE III

Research & Development Innovations Enabling SMART Agribusiness Futures in the Caribbean

This Roundtable is to bring to the fore, current research and emerging technology innovations that could improve efficiencies across the value chain, as well as, to bring to explore possibilities for collaborative research partnerships and exchanges envisaged by the US-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act. This highly participatory session will feature a futures dialogue.


MODERATOR: Ambassador of St. Kitts and Nevis

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Exec. Director for Caribbean Boardroom 11th Floor

Day 2

NOVEMBER 16, 2018

FRIDAY

OPENING SESSION

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

8:30 AM

JW Mariott Hotel

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OPENING SESSION

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST


KEYNOTE ADDRESS - HONORARY CHAIR

Ambassador Selwin Hart 

Executive Director

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

8:30 AM

JW Mariott Hotel

ROUNDTABLE IV

Farm The Future:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

JW Mariott Hotel

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ROUNDTABLE IV

Farm The Future:

Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in the Agr-Economy and Agri-business Value Chain.


The objective of this session is to hear presentations by key agencies on opportunities for increased inter-sectorIal linkages and current developments in organic farming, health foods, nutraceuticals, farm fishing, forest restoration and biofuel production. Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in the Agr-Economy and Agri-business Value Chain.


MODERATOR: Jerry C. Butler, Chairman, Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF)

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

JW Mariott Hotel

ROUNDTABLE V

Revitalizing and Invigorating Value Chains:

11:10 AM - 12:30 PM

JW Mariott Hotel

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ROUNDTABLE V

Revitalizing and Invigorating Value Chains:

From Niche Markets to Nutraceuticals


The objective of this panel is to highlight producer market needs and preferences, as well, as opportunities for growth and development of the value chain.


MODERATOR: Ambassador of Haiti

11:10 AM - 12:30 PM

JW Mariott Hotel

LUNCH SESSION

STORIES FROM THE FIELD: CASE STUDIES

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

JW Mariott Hotel

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LUNCH SESSION

STORIES FROM THE FIELD: CASE STUDIES

In this working lunch, companies will present case studies on successful projects and reference emerging opportunities for future investment. 


MODERATOR: Ambassador of St. Vincent & The Grenadines

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

JW Mariott Hotel

ROUNDTABLE VI

FINANCING THE DEAL IN THE CARIBBEAN

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

JW Mariott Hotel

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ROUNDTABLE VI

FINANCING THE DEAL IN THE CARIBBEAN

The goal of this session is to provide up to date information on funding opportunities for investment and trade in agribusiness.


MODERATOR: Dr. Gillian Marcelle

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

JW Mariott Hotel